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There are several resources listed below that will aid you in obtaining South Carolina public records.  Some public records may be available on the internet but others will have to be obtained through state and county agencies.  These records may include vital records, property records, divorce records, death records, court documents, small claims records, and civil court lawsuits. 

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State of South Carolina
Capital of South Carolina: Columbia

Largest City in South Carolina: Columbia

States Adjacent to South Carolina: North Carolina, Georgia


Population: 4,321,249 (2005 American Community Survey - US Census)

South Carolina is in the southeastern region of the US and was one of the original 13 colonies.  It was the first state to secede from the Union to form the Confederate States.  Early settlers to the state included the English, French and Scots-Irish.


South Carolina State Links
South Carolina Governor - The South Carolina governor's homepage.

South Carolina Secretary of State - Search for corporations.

South Carolina Attorney General - View information related to news, crime and fraud, securities and contact information.

South Carolina Department of Transportation - View information pertaining to road conditions, press releases, evacuation route, construction updates, highways and permits.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History - Research and genealogy information, records indexes to key series available online, historic preservation, history education and publications.

South Carolina Office of Vital Records - View information related to obtaining vital records from South Carolina.

South Carolina Judicial Department - View information pertaining to supreme court, court of appeals, trial courts, court rules and related links.

South Carolina Department of Corrections - Inmate search, victim services and prison information.

South Carolina Sex Offenders - Search the sex offender registry.

South Carolina Secretary of State - Information related to business filings, as well as search corporations, search UCCs and search charities.

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles - Renew driver's licenses.

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles - Renew vehicle registration.

South Carolina Hunting & Fishing Licenses - South Carolina hunting and fishing license information.

South Carolina Department of Revenue - Information related to taxes and licenses as well as forms.

South Carolina US Marshals Services - Information related to courthouse locations, district court contacts, local fugitive investigations, local law enforcement task forces, asset forfeiture, local court procedures and local links.

USC School of Law - Law library.


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South Carolina Vital Records
Information on where to write for vital records, including birth, death, marriage certificates, and divorce decrees.
  South Carolina Criminal Records
Learn where to find criminal records. Browse records for access to every county.
South Carolina Court Records
With court records you may find information on land ownership, taxes, adoption, naturalization, and more.
  South Carolina Adoption Records
Find out where to write and who to contact when in search of adoption records.
South Carolina Land Records - This link will take you to the South Carolina Land Records section of a separate site, the Land Records Research Directory.

South Carolina Public Record Search

 Other Resources:
Land Records Research Directory